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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by antar
Thank you, that was nice. You are right, we just might be picked off one by one as our power goes out. LOL
We should have a contest, see which poster in the hurricane zone lasts the longest.
Update -- 05:40pm EST Sunday, 10/28/2012
Alerts Broadcaster Update: A potential 1 in 100 year storm is still on track to deliver a punishing blow on Monday, from coastal Delaware and New Jersey to New York, Long Island, Cape Cod and Boston Harbor. Little has change in the last 8-12 hours, if anything the computer models we've been studying since Sunday are coming into even closer alignment.
Sandy will last for up to 36 hours, with some forecasters saying the storm could essentially stall out once it makes landfall. Hurricanes, nor’easters and other storms in southern New England have typically lasted for 12 hours or less, Malloy said.
Originally posted by Druid42
Everyone be SAFE. Our thoughts go out to you people on the coast!
This is getting to be surreal.
I am watching this thread and this one.
If you can, get pics/vids. This is sure to be a very memorable event, but most of all STAY SAFE!
Sandy's winds could cause up to $3 billion damage, FEMA estimates.
[Update 10:04 p.m. ET] FEMA estimates that Hurricane Sandy has the potential to cause $2.5 billion to $3 billion in wind damage alone in the United States. The estimate, using standardized methodology called HAZUS, does not account for potential flood and other damage.
[Update 9:44 p.m. ET] All bus carriers serving the New York area's Port Authority Bus Terminal - including Greyhound, Trailways and airport shuttles - are suspended because of the hurricane, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced.
[Update 8:55 p.m. ET] New York's Staten Island Ferry and East River Ferry services are suspended at least through Monday, according to the city's severe weather Web page.
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...
280 KM...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES...835 KM. WEATHERFLOW
STATIONS AT LEWES DELAWARE AND TUCKERTON NEW JERSEY REPORTED
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 42 MPH AND GUSTS TO 52 MPH.
STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE
AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE
FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING
DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH
NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...4 TO 6 FT
SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 3 FT
LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND NEW YORK HARBOR...6 TO 11 FT
ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
CT/RI BORDER TO THE SOUTH SHORE OF CAPE COD INCLUDING BUZZARDS
BAY AND NARRAGANSETT BAY...3 TO 6 FT
CAPE COD TO THE MA/NH BORDER INCLUDING CAPE COD BAY...2 TO 4 FT
MA/NH BORDER TO THE U. S./CANADA BORDER...1 TO 3 FT
[Update 3:54 a.m. ET] The Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a ship that is part of the popular culture. The HMS Bounty, a tall ship built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty," is taking on water off the coast of North Carolina - about 160 miles from the center of Hurricane Sandy. The Coast Guard says it has “diminished search and rescue capabilities due to the storm.” Seventeen people are on board.
Originally posted by Valhall
Holy crap people. They just reported that it has strengthened. Look at this satellite photo at 4:15 a.m. ET. Look at how well-defined the eye just got and how HUGE the eye is.
This is a very very scary storm.